Governor Scott Walker announces creation of a legal defense fund, to cover costs associated with an ongoing John Doe investigation. Charges have been filed against former aides who worked for Walker when he served as Milwaukee County Executive:
I have repeatedly pledged my cooperation with that inquiry,” Walker said. “I also made it clear that no public money has been used, or will be used, to pay for the attorneys needed to review documents and assist me in cooperating. To fulfill my commitment, I have today formed a legal fund to pay for the expenses incurred in cooperating with the inquiry. The fund will operate in accordance with the Wisconsin law authorizing these accounts, which was passed almost thirty years ago.